Madison Avenue Business Improvement District
59 East 79th Street, Lower Level
New York, NY 10075

Madison Avenue BID Named Recipient of Downtown Pinnacle Award by the International Downtown Association for Madison Avenue Watch Week

October 9th, 2013   

NEW YORK, NY (October 7, 2013) – During its World Congress & 59th Annual Conference, the International Downtown Association recognized the Madison Avenue Business Improvement District with a Downtown Pinnacle Award for its work and initiatives related to Madison Avenue Watch Week.

The project/program Madison Avenue Watch Week was among 13 qualified entries in the category of Events and Programming. Submitting projects and initiatives in the category come from those organizations working to further their city centers by completing the following:

– Focused on programs and events that improved the image and vitality of downtown with events that promote downtown and attract visitors.
– Delivering projects that communicate the vision, mission, function, and achievements of the downtown or business district association.

“We are honored to be recognized by our peers for this important award,” Matthew A. Bauer, PhD, President of the Madison Avenue Business Improvement District said in the news release. “Madison Avenue is indeed one of the world’s leading fine timepiece destinations, and we were privileged to work with our watch brands to collectively harness their vibrancy and creativity in an effort that attracted so many of their clients to event. We also wish to thank our media sponsor, The Wall Street Journal, for their invaluable work in bringing Madison Avenue Watch Week to fruition.”

Madison Avenue Business Improvement District’s project received this prestigious award for demonstration excellence in downtown management, said David Downey, IDA President and CEO. “Each year the IDA awards Jury honors the very best programs and projects in each category to recognize great work and most importantly to set the standard for best practice in our industry. The Madison Avenue Watch Week is a wonderful example for all downtowns to emulate.”

The Washington D.C. based International Downtown Association (IDA) is a champion for ital and livable urban centers and strives to inform, influence and inspire downtown leaders and advocates. With 550 members and thousands of friends, IDA is a guiding force in creating healthy and dynamic centers that anchor the well-being of towns, cities, and regions.

Madison Avenue Business Improvement District is a public/private partnership dedicated to enhancing Madison Avenue as a place to do business, live and visit; and is a member of the International Downtown Association.